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  • Checklist That You Need to Keep Handy During a VRT Check

    Forms needed when registering for VRT A car VRT or the Vehicle Registration Tax is an amount that you need to pay while registering a vehicle in Ireland. It is illegal in Ireland to drive a vehicle without registration or paying VRT. Once you purchase a car, you need to set up an appointment with the National Car Testing Service...

  • Why is there a used car shortage in Ireland?

    Auto Parts Shortage According to the Director General of The Society of the Irish Motor Industry, Brian Cook supply chain issues are not the only reason for a drop in car sales here in Ireland. As we are all aware, the lockdowns and Covid-19 have had an unprecedented impact on the global economy and in particular the automotive industry. At...

  • Electric cars are outselling diesel cars for the first time in Europe

    Electric car sales on the rise Electric vehicles (EV) and especially plug-in hybrids are now outselling regular ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) cars throughout Europe. According to Jato Dynamics, Sales of Tesla, Renault Zoe and the Dacia Spring, for example, are eclipsing diesel cars proving how popular these EV’s are with motorists across the continent. Although, there has been a rapid...

  • Second-hand car prices on the increase

    Why are the prices of second-hand cars skyrocketing? The price of used cars are going through the roof and while this is good for the seller, it is a much bigger expense for used-car buyers out there. Why the increase? Well, as most of us are aware by now, there are huge supply chain and production issues in the car...

  • A Comprehensive Guide on a Car Check in Ireland

    Car History Checks Purchasing a new car is a pretty straightforward process — you research different models, shortlist a few that appeal to you, take the shortlisted cars on test drives, and buy the one you like the most. But this is not the case with pre-owned cars. Many people are now choosing to purchase used cars, simply because they...

  • Importing a vehicle into Ireland - How to prepare for the VRT inspection

    What is the Checklist of Documents Required for VRT? A car VRT or the Vehicle Registration Tax is an amount that you need to pay while registering a vehicle in Ireland. It is illegal in Ireland to drive a vehicle without registration or paying VRT. Once you purchase a car, you need to set up an appointment with the...

  • New car registrations increase during first 10 months of 2021

    New Car Registrations 2020 Figures released by SIMI (Society of the Irish Motor Industry) show that new car registrations have risen by 18.9% since January with electric car sales also increasing in the same period. There were 2,646 new car registrations during October which was a 15.2 per cent increase on October 2020. Registrations were also up by 21.4 per...

  • Car prices could rise by an average of €1,500

    Car prices to rise dramatically It is being reported by motoring industry bosses that car prices will rise by an average of €1,500 next year. Anecdotally, car dealers are already increasing their prices by at least a thousand euro and in some cases, two thousand euro on some models due to the shortage of used cars in the market. Any...

  • New car sales increase during August

    New Car Sales New car sales were up by 25% to 6,013 registrations during August compared to the same time last year. Hybrid cars sales are also seeing a huge increase, with 15,720 hybrids being sold as well as 6,849 plug-in-hybrids, accounting for 25% of the new car market here in Ireland. Comparing figures from before the lockdowns, there has...

  • Car Repossession in Ireland: Here’s Everything You Need to Know

    Buying a car on loan can be a luxury, given that it can cost you a significant portion of your paycheck every month. At times, when you have other financial obligations to take into consideration, repaying a car loan can seem like a hassle. However, if you don’t make the payments on time, you run the risk of having your...